Day of the Dead event in BHC sheds light on Dia de los Muertos

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The Day of the Dead event on the Bullhead City campus highlighted excellent student artwork, food from the culinary students and presentations from Spanish 101 students.

It also cleared up misinformation about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos combines the ancient Aztec custom of celebrating ancestors with All Souls’ Day, a holiday that Spanish invaders brought to Mexico starting in the early 1500s, according to National Geographic website, which helps educate and demystify the holiday.

It is celebrated mostly in Mexico on November 1 and 2, is like a family reunion — except dead ancestors are the guests of honor. Day of the Dead is a joyful time that helps people remember the deceased and celebrate their memory.